walvis

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch whalers near Spitsbergen (Abraham Storck, 1690)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch walvisc, from wal + visc, the former from Old Dutch *wal, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos (sheatfish). Compare Low German Waalfisch, West Frisian walfisk; compare also German Wal, Low German Waal, English whale, Danish hval, Swedish val.

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Noun[edit]

walvis m (plural walvissen, diminutive walvisje n)

  1. whale

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